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East Hampshire District Council

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… with 57% of the district lying within the South Downs National Park. It is a popular place in which to live, work or visit, with historic market towns and attractive villages set in beautiful countryside. The area’s natural environment and biodiversity is nationally and internationally recognised and protected. The buildings, open spaces and particularly the landscape, all contribute…

… sustainable management. C1: Priorities for Environmental improvements i Increase tree cover in the district and see that 120,000 trees are planted in East Hampshire, one for every resident. C2: Priorities for Community led open green-spaces i Give communities and residents the opportunity to take the lead on land owned by East Hampshire District…

…, improved local biodiversity, and opportunities to strengthen enterprises of all types in the transition to a low-carbon economy. This Strategy sets out East Hampshire District Council’s vision for the Climate and Environment. We lead by tackling our operational direct and indirect emissions. We will work in partnership with the South Downs National Park for sustainable development through…

Pendle Borough Council

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… for our building stock 2.2 Encourage energy Ensure low cost technologies such as LED lighting are Bruce Corden Mar 2021 efficiency standards and rolled out across the council estate, including parks and improvements and reduce open spaces, as well as included in new developments, to fuel poverty reduce energy use…

… into the scheme. Consider scope for utilising open spaces such as parks for Kieron Roberts/ Mar 2022 New Policy ENV27 ground source heating system for local houses through John Halton Towards Zero Net the ENV20 Renewable and Low Carbon Energy Policy Carbon addresses ground…

… Plan will be 7 considered at P&R on 26 November 2020. Review effectiveness of planning policies that support the John Halton Mar 2022 Existing planning Green Belt and Local Green Spaces

Monmouthshire County Council

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… to the local environment from drought, floods and fire  Increased demand for green technologies and the resulting potential for job growth in these sectors  Better habitat management, increased biodiversity and creation of green space  Increased connectivity between people and the environment and more globally responsible citizens Local Carbon Emissions Climate…

… renewable energy Green Spaces What we Buy Create and manage green spaces to absorb Reduce carbon by thinking carefully about carbon & provide resilience to climate change when and what we buy and the whole life costs Waste Active Travel Reduce waste by encouraging people…

… 13 Managing green spaces Managing green spaces To reduce energy use, to absorb carbon and be resilient…

West Devon Borough Council

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…, West Devon is home to a rich tapestry of heritage landscapes, key wildlife and habitat sites, and important marine environments. Existing Designations and Green Infrastructure Assets - Western half of Dartmoor National Park, part of Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape WHS and part of Tamar Valley AONB. - Part of UNESCO North Devon Biosphere Reserve and part of Northern Devon Nature…

… of West Devon Councils own green and wooded public open space by 2025. Aim 2 – Creating a resilient West Devon The COVID-19 pandemic has shown the ability of communities to come together to tackle a common issue on a large scale. Even if we do meet our target to reach net zero emissions by 2050, there will be some inevitable impact arising from the carbon dioxide already in the atmosphere. We…

… Council declared a Climate and Biodiversity Emergency on 21st May 2019, and has been working with partners to develop a set of aims and an action plan. This strategy was developed during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic which has demonstrated just how quickly we can all adapt to new ways of working, living, and thinking. During this time we saw how unmanaged verges and natural space can burst…

Westminster City Council

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… and active travel. Our green streets and open spaces absorb carbon, build climate resilience and improve health and wellbeing. 4 3. INTRODUCTION B urning fossil fuels and other human activities have caused greenhouse gases including carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide to increase significantly…

… building efficiency • Improved health and wellbeing from cleaner air, less congestion and more people walking and cycling • Electric vehicles can offer substantial fuel savings • A more resilient city able to better withstand extreme events and future economic shocks • Improved public and green spaces, helping to enhance wildlife and wellbeing • New jobs in green industries. A green

… this is lower than the average local authority. Green spaces and the natural environment have a significant role in removing carbon emissions from the atmosphere through trees and other natural features. Improvements to the city’s green spaces also offer the benefit of improving biodiversity, air quality and enhancing wellbeing. Vision Transport emissions and air pollution are minimised through sustainable…

Newcastle-Under-Lyme District Council

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… and flooding. Natural Environment • We are proud of our heritage in creating award-winning open spaces – we have been awarded 6 Green Flag Awards for the Boroughs Parks, Gardens and Cemeteries and will continue to work to this standard • We have an adopted Open Space Strategy and a Green Infrastructure Strate- gy which allows the Council to plan for the management of its open…

spaces for the long term benefit of residents and visitors, as well as improving resilience in relation to climate change. • We engage the community to manage our local open spaces, parks, gardens, playing fields, woodlands and allotment sites and support community volun- teering across a range of sites. • We run and facilitate educational programmes and events under the banner of the long established…

… opportunities. The importance of creating green networks and corridors is a key feature of the Boroughs Open Spaces Strategy and we will strive to reduce fragmentation and isolation of species through the provision of new networks of green infrastructure where possible on our land. We also recognise the importance of accelerating the capture of carbon wherever the opportunities arise. The Scope…

South Somerset District Council

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spaces – we have been awarded 3 Green Flag Awards at Country Parks and local Nature Reserves – and will continue to work to this standard • Natural green spaces are managed to a five-year plan, these include habitat management, biodiversity enhancement, species specific targets and invasive species control • We engage the community to manage our countryside sites and run active…

… solutions might use energy sourced at point through air/ground heat source pumps, solar or other means • We consider green infrastructure in all larger scale projects e.g. Yeovil refresh, through contributions to public open space on- and off-site • We are working with Highways to deliver a cycle path on the Eastern side of Yeovil • We have an air quality action plan for Yeovil • We…

… conservation volunteer schemes • We plant an average of c.500 trees each year at our countryside sites • We run educational programmes and events at our Ham Hill Country Park countryside sites • We encourage biodiversity in our verges and public open spaces through the use of wildflowers and diverse floral planting, which benefits pollinators • We have submitted a bid…

Winchester City Council

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…, adding to existing provision and working with on low carbon housing development by 2021. partners to identify where more are needed; Develop additional Park & Ride facilities to increase capacity starting with the Vaultex site with at least 130 new car park spaces in 2020…

… standard by 2020 and ultra low emission Reduction Major Projects site with 130 initial new car park spaces by 2028. 2020, increasing to 300 in 2021. In additional to home working expand…

… a 250 square mile area of rolling Hampshire countryside, it is dotted with bustling market towns, rural villages, and vibrant up-and- coming communities - and of course has the draw of a cathedral city that’s famous for its heritage landmarks, high quality cultural offering and unspoilt open spaces. We are looking to meet the challenge of ensuring generations to come have a positive future…

Portsmouth City Council

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… electricity for vehicles in a reserved on-street parking space. There is continuing demand for residential charge points in the city, therefore the council has submitted a bid to the Office of Low Emission Vehicles to install approximately 75 additional EV charging points in the city. Cleaner buses: As part of the work to improve air quality PCC was awarded £1.5 million from the government to upgrade 105…

… the impact of the council and its activities, we have identified some key priority areas: - Operational resources (property, fleet and supplies) - Energy - Transport - Waste - Environmental improvements (including greening) Priority One - Property Although many of the PCC-owned buildings are ageing, efficiency improvements are constantly being considered and implemented…

…; these efficiency improvements help to reduce energy usage and waste. Space utilisation: Specialists have been commissioned to undertake an extensive study early 2020 to assess how space can be better utilised in the council's civic offices. This initiative will analyse desk usage and look at improving the utilisation of space within the building. With over 2500 registered staff members even small efficiency…

Vale of Glamorgan Council

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…, with schemes being programmed in a number of areas including Dinas Powys, Wick and Rhoose. • All relevant planning applications are required to be accompanied by a travel plan to promote sustainable travel choices and prevent unnecessary car use and since March 2019 at least 10% of car parking spaces on non-residential developments are required to have electric vehicle…

… for all gardening projects. Both country parks have created in house composting areas and produce their own compost for use on site. We have also reduced pesticide and herbicide use across our land. • In 2019/20 216m2 of parks, open spaces and highways land was sown with wildflowers or was maintained as a naturalised area. Section 106 contributions have also been used…

… work and buildings. • Encourage the re-use of rainwater where possible. Promote and enhance green/blue space, • Develop and implement a Green sustainable drainage, green travel routes, Infrastructure Plan including a survey of all ecology and tree coverage…

London Borough of Lewisham

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… in places designed for people with green spaces teeming with life. Action on climate change also has the power to create a renaissance in the British economy. Across the country millions of jobs could be created and Lewisham is already home to some of the most exciting businesses in the green economy. To meet the Climate Emergency the investment required is huge, a minimum of £1.6bn over 10 years…

… local benefits, including lower energy bills, economic regeneration and creation of local jobs, reductions in fuel poverty, improved air quality and public spaces that work for people. Furthermore, increasing resilience to climate change risks reduces exposure to the costs of flood damage to buildings, infrastructure and services, enhanced green spaces and improved health…

… Strategy & Technical Support implement ‘green leases’ that incorporates incentives into the lease to operate and manage premises in a sustainable way. 1.3 1.3.1 Short term Reducing Upgrade the basement at Laurence House to remove all car spaces except essential £££ carbon…

West Lancashire Borough Council

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…  Use the supply chain to maximise energy efficiency, design out waste and reduce our carbon footprint  Optimise the Council fleet; increase route efficiency and maximise low emissions  Enhance green spaces promoting diverse leisure uses and explore the option of developing an Eco park  Support the development of green transport…

… on the momentum and support for active travel and the appreciation for parks and green spaces and consider how these can be enhanced for environmental and social benefit.  Maintain our green space provisions and invest in more tree planting schemes.  Identify investment opportunities from renewable energy that could generate huge economic benefits while helping…

…  Use green credentials to form part of our procurement selection criteria  Reduce waste and improve recycling, implement a Waste strategy with a focus on sustainable solutions  Develop a Local Plan policy encouraging green developments – green space, energy efficiency, sustainable supply chains It is recognised that tackling climate change isn’t…

Adur District Council

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…. Michelle Furtado, Worthing Climate Action Network ECOLOGY Our aim is for Adur and Worthing to be rich and diverse in wildlife, with connected spaces from the Downs to the sea where people actively encourage and enjoy nature in their gardens, streets, communities and green spaces. What is already happening locally: Green Tides Volunteer partnership representing 40 Friends and green spaces

… groups and organisations across Adur & Worthing. The Forum supports and promote the network, whilst working strategically. Currently supporting the development of Wildflower Trail. Transition Worthing Manage three community growing spaces; The Haven (Homefield Greenspaces Park), The Triangle (Pavilion Road) and May…

… to encourage nature, grow their own food and enjoy their local green spaces. Our volunteer groups have reported an uplift in people who want to get involved growing and championing green spaces and our wildlife. By harnessing this energy and joining our efforts up, we can work towards achieving more wild and natural spaces. Even the humble Dandelion can support many different types of insects and provide…

Worthing Borough Council

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…. Michelle Furtado, Worthing Climate Action Network ECOLOGY Our aim is for Adur and Worthing to be rich and diverse in wildlife, with connected spaces from the Downs to the sea where people actively encourage and enjoy nature in their gardens, streets, communities and green spaces. What is already happening locally: Green Tides Volunteer partnership representing 40 Friends and green spaces

… groups and organisations across Adur & Worthing. The Forum supports and promote the network, whilst working strategically. Currently supporting the development of Wildflower Trail. Transition Worthing Manage three community growing spaces; The Haven (Homefield Greenspaces Park), The Triangle (Pavilion Road) and May…

… to encourage nature, grow their own food and enjoy their local green spaces. Our volunteer groups have reported an uplift in people who want to get involved growing and championing green spaces and our wildlife. By harnessing this energy and joining our efforts up, we can work towards achieving more wild and natural spaces. Even the humble Dandelion can support many different types of insects and provide…

Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council

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… ............................... 21 NATURAL ENVIRONMENT ................................................................................................ 22 1. WOODLAND, TREES & GREEN SPACES .................................................................................. 22 2. BIODIVERSITY ............................................................................................................................. 23 3…

… natural and built environment for everyone to enjoy. We will have clean air and water, thriving plants and animals, and a sustainable economy that protects and enhances our natural and built environment. Our homes and other buildings will be energy efficient; our transport network will have minimal impact on nature, and people will have access to attractive green spaces both for leisure and to live…

… of land given over to woodland, wood pasture, wildflower grassland and thus support greater biodiversity. Priorities Over a dozen priority areas/sub-topics have been identified within the strategy, each of which have a series of key aims and delivery actions (details in later sections of the strategy). Natural Environment  Protect and enhance WOODLAND and GREEN SPACES, plant more TREES.  Protect…

London Borough of Islington

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… 58 Priority 3: Sustainable and Affordable Energy Generation and Supply 70 Priority 4: The Green Economy and Planning 83 Priority 5: The Natural Environment and Waste Reduction and Recycling 96 3 Foreword…

… as they ask us to take action. 600 homes, two leisure centres and four office blocks) and completed a Phase 2 This Net Zero Carbon strategy sets out our expansion, adding a further 500, with the vision of a fair and green future for local additional heat supplied by waste heat people and our plan for a net zero…

…. • Providing all residents with a I am immensely proud of our achievements comprehensive recycling service over recent years, which include: for a wide range of materials. 4 • Being amongst the first places to set parking permit charges based on vehicle emissions. • Being the first borough to implement a parking permit surcharge for diesel vehicles and to call…

Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council

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… also, however, reverse the rise in temperatures. emergency is set out in this reminded people of things that are strategy. To succeed, we must important to them, like local green In June 2021, shortly before the address important issues and we space, traffic-free roads, clean air UN report…

… the enthusiasm of our young people is the most important factor in spaces, improving air quality and and the strength of local volunteers measuring the strategy’s success being socially responsible. under the Bolton Green Umbrella and this is reflected in our top three Group and the wider community…

… the measures outlined in the consultation with the suggestion of planting trees, providing more green space and re-wilding being the most popular (93%) These were your top priorities where you think Bolton can make a difference and take action: • Renewable energy generation from solar and wind • Planting more trees and rewilding areas to improve biodiversity and the quality of our green spaces, reduce…

Wyre Council

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… implement measures to improve term energy efficiency of the council’s leased assets. 2.3 Amenity lighting Explore opportunities to save Ongoing Low energy by switching amenity lighting on council car parks and within parks and open spaces

… water levels, enhance our native biodiversity and provide space for people to use and enjoy. 6.1 Land assets Expand on the implementation of Ongoing Medium sustainable management techniques for suitable parks and open spaces within Wyre. 6.2 Review land Continue to review council-owned…

… plastics techniques to reduce waste and single use plastics across all council locations. 4.0 Transport Reduce the amount of emissions from staff commuting and business miles, and support the transition to electric vehicles within the council fleet and car parks. 4.1 Vehicle fleet Reduce the carbon footprint…

Leicester City Council

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green spaces and making changes to what we buy and dispose of. These are challenges that the council cannot face alone, and will need support and involvement of people, communities and businesses across the city – as well as a step-change in action by central Government. We are also determined to use the opportunities these changes give us to confront the other major issues Leicester faces…

… 26 Travel and transport 29 Consumer choices and waste 34 At work 39 Land use, green space and development 43 The council…

… to reduce single-use plastic bottles. At work – providing grants for small and medium-sized businesses to reduce their carbon emissions and cut their energy costs. Also creating new, low-carbon business units and managed workspaces for start-ups and small companies. Supporting ‘green job’ creation too, in areas such as housing retrofit and sustainable construction. Land use, green space and development…

Swale Borough Council

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… redesign. action plan including parks and open spaces. Council can take Open Spaces LED upgrades…

… Savings (tCO2e) (tCO2e) Through the Local Plan Review, require that 10% of parking spaces in new developments are provided with Electric…

… Council can take occupiers. • EV car club provision within development or support given to local car club/EV car clubs. • Designation of parking spaces for low emission vehicles • Improved cycle paths to link cycle network…

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